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Canada PM Trudeau sworn in, reveals diverse, gender-equal Cabinet

OTTAWA: Liberal leader Justin Trudeau named a young, ethnically diverse and gender-equal Cabinet on Wednesday as he was sworn into office as Canada's 23rd prime minister, marking the end of nearly a decade of...

Gen. Raheel Sharif performs Umrah in Saudi Arabia

MAKKAH: Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif has performed Umrah in Saudi Arabia yesterday. COAS General Raheel Sharif is on a two-day official visit to Saudi Arabia. The army chief also met with...

Pakistan calls for urgent action to deal with migrant crisis

UNITED NATIONS: Pakistan has called for urgent action to deal with growing migrant crisis in the world. Addressing the UN Assembly, Pakistan's permanent representative to the world body Maleeha Lodhi stressed the need to...

Bomb may have downed Russian jet, US, UK officials say

LONDON: British and United States (US) officials said Wednesday they have information suggesting the Russian jetliner that crashed in the Egyptian desert may have been brought down by a bomb, and Britain said it...

South Sudan plane crash kills at least 41 on board and on ground

JUBA: A Russian-built cargo plane with passengers on board crashed on Wednesday after taking off from the airport in South Sudan’s capital, killing at least 41 people on the flight and on the ground....

COAS Gen Raheel calls on Saudi King Salman

RIYADH: Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif called on Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and exchanged views on bilateral defence and security cooperation. The two leaders agreed that Pakistan...

Operation to continue as long as Syria army carries out offensive: Russia

 KUALA LUMPUR/BEIRUT: Russian Deputy Defence Minister Anatoly Antonov on Wednesday said Russia's Air Forces (VVS) will continue its operation against terrorists as long as the Syrian army continues its offensive against terrorists, Russian news...

Six killed, 10 wounded in Egypt bombing

ISMAILIA: A car bomb targeting a policeman’s club in the Egyptian city of El Arish killed six people and wounded 10 on Wednesday, security sources said. Islamic State’s Egypt affiliate, Sinai Province, claimed responsibility...

Pakistan rejects Indian claim on Kashmir

WASHINGTON: Pakistan has strongly rejected New Delhi claim to Kashmir as an integral part of India, saying it is an internationally recognized disputed territory. At General Assembly's third Committee meeting, Pakistan diplomat Diyar Khan...

US counter-terrorism chief takes fresh stab at closing Guantanamo

WASHINGTON: A new US plan to close the military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, is likely to be unveiled in the coming days, with much at stake not only for President Barack Obama but...

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